It’s that time of year. The plum tree is bursting with treasures, but what must one do with so many plums? Well, a lot of things, but why not try a delicious Belgian style plum tart. Now, you can use a pre-made pastry if you want, but there is no better satisfaction than making your own pastry!
For the Pastry (go on, do it! It is not as daunting as you think)
- 1 and 3/4 cups of flour
- 125 gm butter
- 1 egg yolk
- 2 tablespoons of cold water
For the plum filling
- 800 gm of fresh plums, pip removed, sliced into quarters (skin is fine)
- 1/3 of a cup of brown sugar
- 3 tablespoons of flour
- 1 teaspoon of cinnamon
For the Pastry
- Place the flour and butter in a food processor and process until it resembles fine breadcrumb
- Add the egg yolk and water and process until the dough just starts to come together
- Turn the dough onto a lightly floured surface and knead lightly until smooth. Shape into a disc and place in the fridge for 30 minutes to rest.
- Pre-heat the oven to 200°C
- Next prepare the plums, place in a bowl with the flower, brown sugar and cinnamon, mix well until each plum segment is completely covered
- Next, roll out the pastry on a floured surface, roll out the pastry and place into a buttered tart tin
- Then, starting from the outside inwards, place each plum quarter around the edge, continue going around in a circle until reaching the middle
- Finally, back for 30-40 mins or until pastry is golden and plums are well cooked and bubbling
- Once cool, dust with icing sugar and enjoy!